Bird Sense What It’s Like to Be a Bird

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Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird by Tim Birkhead
Jonathan K. Crane, “Beastly Morality: Animals as Ethical Agents”
Kathleen Walker-Meikle, “The Horse Book: Horses of Historical Distinction”
Nancy Castaldo, “Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel”
Men & Cats by Marie-Eva Gatuingt, Alice Chaygneaud

Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird by Tim Birkhead

English | February 2nd, 2012 | ASIN: B0074GNA2I, ISBN: 1620401894, 0802779662 | 289 pages | AZW3 | 0.81 MB
What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometers an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise?
Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing the senses of birds that enable them to interpret their environment and to interact with each other. Our affinity for birds is often said to be the result of shared senses–vision and hearing–but how exactly do their senses compare with our own? And what about a bird’s sense of taste, or smell, or touch, or the ability to detect the earth’s magnetic field? Or the extraordinary ability of desert birds to detect rain hundreds of kilometers away–how do they do it?
Bird Sense is based on a conviction that we have consistently underestimated what goes on in a bird’s head. Our understanding of bird behavior is simultaneously informed and constrained by the way we watch and study them. By drawing attention to the way these frameworks both facilitate and inhibit discovery, Birkhead identifies ways we can escape from them to explore new horizons in bird behavior.
There has never been a popular book about the senses of birds. No one has previously looked at how birds interpret the world or the way the behavior of birds is shaped by all their senses. A lifetime spent studying birds has provided Tim Birkhead with a wealth of observation and a unique understanding of birds and their behavior that is firmly grounded in science.

Jonathan K. Crane, “Beastly Morality: Animals as Ethical Agents”

2016 | ISBN: 0231174179, 0231174160 | 296 pages | PDF | 4 MB
We have come to regard nonhuman animals as beings of concern, and we even grant them some legal protections. But until we understand animals as moral agents in and of themselves, they will be nothing more than distant recipients of our largesse. Featuring original essays by philosophers, ethicists, religionists, and ethologists, including Marc Bekoff, Frans de Waal, and Elisabetta Palagi, this collection demonstrates the ability of animals to operate morally, process ideas of good and bad, and think seriously about sociality and virtue.
Envisioning nonhuman animals as distinct moral agents marks a paradigm shift in animal studies, as well as philosophy itself. Drawing not only on ethics and religion but also on law, sociology, and cognitive science, the essays in this collection test long-held certainties about moral boundaries and behaviors and prove that nonhuman animals possess complex reasoning capacities, sophisticated empathic sociality, and dynamic and enduring self-conceptions. Rather than claim animal morality is the same as human morality, this book builds an appreciation of the variety and character of animal sensitivities and perceptions across multiple disciplines, moving animal welfarism in promising new directions.

Kathleen Walker-Meikle, “The Horse Book: Horses of Historical Distinction”

ISBN: 1784422274 | 2017 | EPUB | 144 pages | 73 MB
Hardworking, swift, loyal and capable of great heroism, horses have been our constant companions for thousands of years. Using stunning illustrations, The Horse Book pairs famous historical figures with their faithful rides including: Alexander the Great’s beloved steed at whose death he dedicated the city of Alexandria Bucephala, the cruel Roman emperor Caligula who made his horse a consul, the brave horses in the First World War, and horses of famous figures from El Cid to Napoleon. This is the perfect gift for the horse lover–a guide to the role of horses in history and the people who rode them.

Nancy Castaldo, “Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel”

English | 2017 | ISBN: 0544633350 | 160 pages | AZW3 | 7.6 MB
In Beastly Brains, Castaldo delves into the minds of animals and explores animal empathy, communication, tool use, and social societies through interviews and historical anecdotes. Researchers from Charles Darwin to Jane Goodall have spent years analyzing the minds of animals, and today’s science is revolutionizing old theories and uncovering surprising similarities to our own minds. Humans are not alone in our ability to think about ourselves, make plans, help each other, or even participate in deception. You’ll think differently about the animals on this planet—maybe it’s their world and we’re just living in it!

Men & Cats by Marie-Eva Gatuingt, Alice Chaygneaud

English | September 1st, 2015 | ASIN: B00SI0B6DO, ISBN: 0399175857 | 113 pages | EPUB | 27.37 MB
A brilliant collection of photographs that brings together two of the world’s favorite things: hot men and cute kittens.
Based on the chic French Tumblr Des Hommes et des Chatons, Men & Cats presents an original collection of 50 pairs of sexy men and adorable cats. Each clever match-up shows a heartthrob posing alongside a cat in a similar pose or with a similar expression. Not sure if you want to look at sexy men or cute cats? With this book, you don’t have to choose.

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